8 days in Oregon Itinerary

8 days in Oregon Itinerary

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8 days in Oregon Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Hood River
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Astoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yachats
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

2
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo, walk around Laurelhurst Park, and admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Portland trip tool .

Atlanta to Portland is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Atlanta in September, with highs in Portland at 76°F and lows at 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Hood River.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Multnomah Falls
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

1
night
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, take a memorable drive along Hood River County Fruit Loop, then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and finally hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

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You can take a bus from Portland to Hood River in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in September, expect nights in Hood River to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are little chillier, around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Oregon, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
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2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
On the 9th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, kick back and relax at Haystack Rock, then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, then explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Astoria Column. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Manzanita Beach, admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevens State Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Astoria vacation planning tool .

You can drive from Hood River to Astoria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hood River in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 52°F in Astoria. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yachats.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Manzanita Beach, Seaside Inverted Experience
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

2
nights
Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline, then cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Coast Aquarium, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

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You can drive from Astoria to Yachats in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or take a bus. When traveling from Astoria in September, plan for slightly colder days in Yachats, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Yachats

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

Newport
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Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©

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